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Update: I-10 East lanes near Gulfport re-opens, MS 605 north lanes next

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is at the scene of a hydraulic fuel spill on I-10, spreading dirt to absorb the fluid.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation is at the scene of a hydraulic fuel spill on I-10, spreading dirt to absorb the fluid. Gulfport Police Department

GULFPORT -- Eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Lorraine Road were re-opened about 9:30 a.m. Monday and Lorraine Road was cleared for travel as far north as John Ross Road following a hydraulic fluid spill by an unknown driver's vehicle.

Two of three eastbound lanes of I-10 had been closed approaching Lorraine Road, also known as Mississippi 605. The scenario was the same for northbound 605 off I-10.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation sent a tractor to spread dirt along the spillway.

Motorists began calling the Gulfport Police Department at 6:43 a.m., Sgt. Damon McDaniel said.

"Some said they were having a fish-tail type of reaction due to something spilled on the highway," McDaniel said. "Drivers' tires were losing traction."

No accidents or injuries were reported.

"The dirt will have to stay there a while to absorb the material," McDaniel said.

The driver spilling the hydraulic fluid was in the right-hand lane of I-10 as he headed east. Police closed the right lane and middle lane for emergency response.

McDaniel said the cleanup process was continuing on 605.

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